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Full text of "The Note Books Of Samuel Butler"

228             Higgledy-Piggledy

Manners Makyth Man
Yes, but they make woman still more.

Women and Religion

It has been said that all sensible men are of the same
religion and that no sensible man ever says what that religion
is. So all sensible men are of the same opinion about women
and no sensible man ever says what that opinion is.

Happiness

Behold and see if there be any happiness like unto the
happiness of the devils when they found themselves cast out
of Mary Magdalene.

Sorrow within Sorrow

He was in reality damned glad; he told people he was
sorry he was not more sorry, and here began the first genuine
sorrow, for he was really sorry that people would not believe
he was sorry that he was not more sorry.

Going Away

I can generally bear the separation, but I don't like the
leave-taking.